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AARDWOLF (Proteles cristatus) ©IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group Website
The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The name means “earth wolf” in Afrikaans/Dutch. It is also called “maanhaar jackal”. Unlike other hyenas, the diet of the aardwolf almost completely consists of termites, other insect larvae and carrion.
This unusual animal is a mass killer of insects. It feeds mainly on termites and can eat more than 200,000 in a single night, using its long, sticky tongue to collect them.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardwolf
Other photos you may enjoy:
Baby Aardwolf
African Wild Dog
Fennec Foxes
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rhamphotheca:

The Most Unusual Hyaenid
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AARDWOLF (Proteles cristatus) ©IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group Website

The aardwolf is a small, insectivorous hyena, native to Eastern and Southern Africa. The name means “earth wolf” in Afrikaans/Dutch. It is also called “maanhaar jackal”. Unlike other hyenas, the diet of the aardwolf almost completely consists of termites, other insect larvae and carrion.

This unusual animal is a mass killer of insects. It feeds mainly on termites and can eat more than 200,000 in a single night, using its long, sticky tongue to collect them.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aardwolf

Other photos you may enjoy:

Baby Aardwolf

African Wild Dog

Fennec Foxes

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rhamphotheca:

The Most Unusual Hyaenid

At first glance it really is hard to believe… (read more: Dots in Deep Time)

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